408 Fama

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408 Fama
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date 13 October 1895
Designations
MPC designation (408) Fama
1895 CD
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 109.59 yr (40029 d)
Aphelion 3.6216 AU (541.78 Gm)
Perihelion 2.71757 AU (406.543 Gm)
3.1696 AU (474.17 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.14261
5.64 yr (2061.1 d)
148.91°
0° 10m 28.776s / day
Inclination 9.0794°
297.250°
108.505°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 40.81±2.1 km
202.1 h (8.42 d)[1]
12.19 h[2]
0.1681±0.019
9.3

408 Fama is a typical main belt asteroid in orbit around the Sun. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 13 October 1895 in Heidelberg.

Photometric observations at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana, during 2007 were used to build a light curve for this asteroid. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 12.19 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "408 Fama (1895 CD)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Shipley, Heath; et al. (September 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: September 2007" (PDF), The Minor Planet Bulletin, 35 (3), pp. 99–101, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35...99S, retrieved 2013-03-23. 

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